The Super Bowl has come and gone, but who says football has to end? The XFL is back with a different kind of football that can fill your weekends for the next couple of months.
It's the first season for the Pacific Northwest's newest pro football team, the XFL's Seattle Dragons. You'll have five chances to see the hometown team play at CenturyLink Field, starting this Saturday! With 10 games total, you could even take a weekend trip to catch an away game.
Each XFL game will be focused on the fans and creating a fun atmosphere for the whole family. That means several aspects of gameday will be different than what you've learned to expect from other sporting events:
- Affordable tickets: Getting in the door won't empty your wallet. All the tickets are in the lower bowl and the 200 sections of CenturyLink Field. You can score season tickets for as cheap as $100 per person, and single-game tickets start at $24 each. Check out your ticket options here.
- Affordable food and parking options: Just because you bought a seat for a low price doesn't mean the other parts of gameday will drain your wallet. You'll be able to find several Dragons-themed food and drink items, along with family combo packs that keep the concessions tab low. And although there are several public transit options for getting to CenturyLink, the parking won't be expensive, either.
- A new type of experience: Once the game clock starts, you'll feel like you're in the action with Sounds of the Game, a new feature that will broadcast player noise throughout the stadium. You'll hear the players, you'll hear the crashing of the pads, you'll hear the game as the Dragons hear it.
The F.A.N. comes first
The gameday experience isn't set in stone, by any means. You can join the Football Advisory Network (F.A.N.) and make your voice heard. F.A.N. is a digital community that allows fans like you to participate in polls, surveys, and discussions about how to improve gamedays for everyone. You can join here, which will unlock access to giveaways, special content, and events.
Start the party early
Every great game starts with a great party! The product on the field might be played at a faster pace, but that doesn't mean you have to be in and out of the stadium quicker. The stadium's gates open 90 minutes before each game, and inside the west plaza of CenturyLink Field, you and your family can enjoy a tailgate party with face painting, a music DJ, food and drink specials, and more. The best part, all this is included in your ticket price!
Who's on the field?
Jim Zorn and Kasen Williams add some local flavor to a team that features seven people with Seahawks connections. Zorn played in 126 games in nine years as a quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. He will now coach a team that includes Williams, a former wide receiver for the Seahawks and Washington Huskies, plus quarterback B.J. Daniels, cornerback Mohammed Seisay, and offensive tackle Isaiah Battle.
So for the love of football, step into the fire and visit the Seattle Dragons for their first home game of the season on Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. against the Tampa Bay Vipers.
You can dig deeper into the XFL by downloading the official app here.